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Alleged Lizard Squad member arrested in the UK

 January 2, 2015

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The Christmas holidays were not the best times for several console gamers as Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live suffered several hours of downtime and outage. It later came to light that the cause behind this was a deliberate DDoS attack on the networks by a group that call...

World Cup scams, trustworthy Twitter & other IT security news

 June 14, 2014

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Now that the FIFA World Cup is well and truly underway, something that a shell-shocked Spanish team would hesitantly affirm, it’s time for security vendors and users to come to arms as well. With a well-stocked arsenal of information about dangerous apps to avoid, phishing links to not click on...

Latest security news updates from the week gone by

 January 18, 2013

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India and hardware makers at loggerheads over cyber security guidelines The Indian Government wants all hardware manufacturers to include a mandatory brochure on cyber security. This stretches to all forms of hardware right from computers and mobile phones to modems and USB drives. However, the hardware companies are not too...

Security news updates from the week gone by

 December 15, 2012

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Bangalore biggest target of cyber crimes in 2012 The cyber criminal cell at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reported that out of all Indian cities, Bangalore faced the most number of cyber crimes in 2012. Close to 400 reported incidents have been witnessed till the end of November in...

Security news updates from the last week

 December 1, 2012

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This week was a rather busy one in the security industry. Here are some of the notable highlights that you should not miss out on. Authorized email monitoring increases by 36% in September 2012 According to reports, email monitoring by national security agencies has jumped by 36% in September 2012....

Why does Anonymous love Guy Fawkes Day so much?

 November 5, 2012

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Anonymous recently used YouTube to declare an impending attack on Zynga (and maybe Facebook) on Guy Fawkes Day. That’s today, November 5. Notably, this is not the first time that Anonymous has caused concern on this specific day. Guy Fawkes has come to symbolize the online hacking community and the...

Latest news updates from the last week

 November 3, 2012

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Facebook offers new privacy setting indicators for new users In a move that suggests Facebook has begun to marginally accept that it is responsible for user privacy, the social network has revised the manner in which it informs new users about privacy settings. This includes little indicators like ‘light bulbs’...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 8, 2012

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AntiSec collects 12 million Apple UDIDs from hacked FBI laptop, FBI denies it! AntiSec, a hacker group associated with Anonymous, claimed to have gotten their hands on 12 million Apple UDIDs from a hacked FBI laptop. They published 1 million of these IDs to validate their claim. However, the FBI...

Potential security threats at London 2012 Olympics

 June 26, 2012

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The London 2012 Olympics begin on July 27 and many security experts have issued warnings against potential threats. Thanks to the large amount of technology at people’s disposal this edition is being billed as the ‘first truly digital games’. 12 million cyber attacks were reported during the Beijing 2008 Olympics,...

Anonymous readying to stage Occupy India protests across all major cities on 9 June

 May 29, 2012

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Anonymous, the faceless worldwide hacktivist group, is staging a series of protests in India on June 9 as part of the ‘Occupy India’ movement. These protests are in response to the blocking of popular file sharing websites like ‘The Pirate Bay’ and video sharing websites like ‘Vimeo’ by ISPs in...